august 20 2015
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Two sides of the same coin: how Betting Trends Forum differs from Russian Gaming Week?


In 2016 Moscow will host two vital for Russian Federation events devoted to gambling business: Betting Trends Forum on 17 March, and Russian Gaming Week, an international gaming and entertainment exhibition and forum planned for 2-3 June. 

Russian Gaming Week can be called a traditional meeting-place for Russian and world experts in the field of gambling – in 2016 the event will take place for the 10th time. Betting Trends Forum opens a new page in the history of themed events in Russia – it will be the first and the only event whose main theme is sports betting and new types of bets – e-sports and fantasy sports betting.

Why has the event organizer Smile-Expo created such a competitor for popular among market players Russian Gaming Week? At RGW-2016 betting business will be represented in one hall, where speakers will tell about the latest changes in legislation, new opportunities and tools of betting shops, world industry trends and other important aspects of business. Thus developments that have occurred since RGW 2015 will be summarized, and speakers will highlight the main changes that have taken place in sports betting industry.

But except betting section Russian Gaming Week 2016 will feature a host of other interesting things: the program of exhibition-conference covers all aspects of world gambling market, including land-based and online casinos, lotteries, technologies, affiliate programs, legislation and lots of others. The most important part of the event is the exhibition of the latest developments of gambling market, which makes RGW so popular. Everyone who is keen on gambling world will find lots of useful things in the program of RGW-2016.

Unlike Russian Gaming Week the first ever Betting Trends Forum will focus on sports betting. The goal of the forum is to provide a comprehensive understanding of current developments in betting market. Speakers will bring up the most up-to-date for Russian businessmen and players topics, including the main legislative changes concerning allocating a share of profits of betting houses and terminals to sports sector of RF.

Other hot topics at Betting Trends Forum 2016 will be: enhancement of advertising opportunities of betting houses, interactive bets and creation of interactive bets accounting centers, as well as main world industry trends that have never been discussed before at Russian themed conferences – fantasy and e-sports. Speakers will also highlight such a hot topic as bringing players in betting houses, both in the frames of current legislation and after adoption of amendments.